Helping Each Child To Flourish

At Heworth CE Primary School we believe that writing is a fundamental tool which enables children to communicate and express themselves as competent and confident writers. We strive to provide our children with the grammatical understanding and a rich vocabulary with which to write clearly, accurately and coherently. Our writing curriculum gives our children the independence and confidence to adapt their language and style for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.

The aim of our reading curriculum is to:

  • Equip our children with the skills to become confident, competent, writers who are able to use writing as a means of expression and communication
  • Ensure that our children acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar for reading, writing and spoken language
  • Ensure that our children write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences

What Writing looks like at Heworth CE Primary School

  • We follow Early Years Development Matters and The National Curriculum
  • Teach creative and inspiring English lessons based around high quality texts, celebrating rich and diverse genres, including non-fiction texts and poetry
  • Creatively link our texts with a cross-curricular approach where appropriate  
  • Teach from the ‘No-Nonsense’ scheme for spelling and grammar lessons from Year 2
  • Teach grammar discreetly but also  throughout our writing lesson.
  • Teach daily phonics through a systematic, synthetic approach using ELS and provide intervention for those in KS 2 using this scheme
  • Immersion – children are introduced to a text,audience and purpose
  • Gather Ideas and Planning
  • Modelling, Shared Writing and Drafting
  • Evaluating, Editing and Proofreading
  • Publishing, Performing and Celebrating Success